Alex Brinker and two others won their third-straight singles contest.
Feb. 4, 2013
HAMILTON, Ohio - The Xavier women's tennis team picked up a close 4-3 victory when it knocked off regional foe Miami (Ohio) at the Riverside Athletic Club on Sunday afternoon.
The Musketeers (4-1) won their third-straight road match and picked up the doubles point at the start of the match and followed that with wins from the No. 1, 2 and 5 singles positions.
"This is an outstanding win for our girls," head coach Eric Toth said following the victory. "To beat a team you really have not come close to beating in some time can be a tough a sell to your team when your preparing during the week, but the belief, competitiveness and quality was there to get it done. It was a total team effort.
"This win will undoubtedly give this group confidence as we encounter more of these types of matches as the year continues."
Senior Katie Pleiman, freshman Alex Brinker and junior Andrea Wolf picked up Xavier's three singles victories and extended all of their winning streaks to three. Pleiman skirted past Christiana Raymond (6-1, 6-1), Brinker pushed past Nimisha Mohan (6-3, 6-2) and Wolf notched a three-set victory over Ramona Costea (6-3, 1-6, 6-4).
Those three victories were the difference following the Musketeer doubles' teams capturing the opening point of the match. Brinker paired with junior Allyson Westling for an 8-6 victory over Raymond and Alix Thurman and sophomore Daniella Patton and Wolf beat (8-4) Chloe Heerden and Ana Rajkovic.
The Musketeers are schedule to face the Morehead State Eagles on Friday night. First serve begins at 7 p.m. at Cincinnati's Eastern Hills Indoor Tennis Club.
Xavier 4, Miami 3
Singles competition 1. Katie Pleiman (XU) def. Christiana Raymond (MIAMI) 6-1, 6-1 2. Alex Brinker (XU) def. Nimisha Mohan (MIAMI) 6-3, 6-2 3. Alix Thurman (MIAMI) def. Daniella Patton (XU) 6-0, 6-1 4. Christine Guerrazzi (MIAMI) def. Kally Alkire (XU) 7-5, 6-3 5. Andrea Wolf (XU) def. Ramona Costea (MIAMI) 6-3, 1-6, 6-4 6. Chloe Heerden (MIAMI) def. Lizzie Oosterbaan (XU) 2-6, 6-4, 6-4
Doubles competition 1. Christine Guerrazzi/Nimisha Mohan (MIAMI) def. Kally Alkire/Katie Pleiman (XU) 8-7 (14-12) 2. Alex Brinker/Allyson Westling (XU) def. Christiana Raymond/Alix Thurman (MIAMI) 8-6 3. Daniella Patton/Andrea Wolf (XU) def. Chloe Heerden/Ana Rajkovic (MIAMI) 8-4
Match Notes: Xavier 4-1 Miami 2-4
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles(1,3,2,4,5,6)
Official: Wyndell Burns T-2:50 A-45